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FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 7:00am PST
a false argument to say we have a spending problem. we have a budget deficit problem we have to address. right now we have low interest on the national debt, and it's a googood time for us to act to loather deficit. we think the deficit and the national debt are at a moral level. we think they must be reduced. we're sick and tired of paying interest on the national debt. that's 15%. that's a large percentage of the budget. >> joining us now is the anchor of "fox news sunday" chris wallace. good morning, chris. >> how are you, eric? >> eric: we heard her say that the national debt is at immoral levels. how do we fix it? what would you say? >> well, the pressure the president -- expression the president used a lot during the campaign, and you know what that means. i suspect it's very different than the republicans, but also yes, tax increases and spending cuts. no more raising of rates but there's a lot that can be done in taking away loopholes, dehe duckses on the wealthy, do away with the subsidies to the oil companies, the buffett role that anybody who makes more than a million dollars
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 8:00am PST
are worried about continued government spending and the deficit. when asked the question, president obama says the government doesn't have a spending problem. do you think it does? 83% say yes and 14% say no. more say cutting government spending will likely strengthen the u.s. economy. that's 73% to 15%. will it? look at the clicking national debt clock. it's like a las vegas slot machine. with us, one of the u.s. senators will it attend the state of the union. angus king, independent of maine. >> great to be with you. i saw you had john bolton on. i don't think you should have eand i on the same program. i've been many for him in airports. >> i'm glad you're here. in dealing with the deficit, dealing with this spending, we just saw the clock, going and going. what do you think the president should say? what would you like to hear tuesday? >> let's talk about the spending separately. what i would like to hear is proposals for strengthening the economy. the debt and deficit problem is also a problem of economic growth. we don't have too many economic problems that a few extra points of gdp grow
FOX News
Feb 9, 2013 1:00pm PST
to healthcare. 30% say they are concerned about the economy followed by education and the federal deficit. other top concerns include the decline of moral values, job market, gun laws and taxes. shara joins us staff writer for roll call. president was criticized for failing to talk about in his inauguration address the most important issues plaguing americans, joblessless ns and economy. would you expect him to talk about this time? >> absolutely. you are right. just a few weeks during inauguration address, president threw a lot of bones to his party. mentioned climate change and gun control and all these issues, everything we heard from the white house indicates that the president's state of the union is going to be a very different speech. they say it is going compliment his inauguration speech but it's going to focus on economic issues. >> gregg: i wonder what he can say. look. facts are difficult. unemployment is worse than when he took office. nonpartisan cbo says it is not going to get any better. they say it's going to be about 8%. they also say that obamacare and his promise of keeping y
FOX News
Feb 9, 2013 3:00pm PST
in education, boosting clean energy production, and reducing the deficit. does that sound like a jobs plan to you? >> well, it certainly -- i certainly think the american jobs act that i keep saying, it sounds like a talk point, but in that we should pass. and that is up to the house republicans to get that through. but i think that part of the problem for the president is that he has been beating the same drum repeatedly over and over and over again and he keeps coming up against republican opposition in the house. brad said that we have a spending problem. i agree that there are things that we need to look at to make sure that our deficit is under control. that's more of a long-term problem. in the short-term, we need to spend more to get the economy back on track. >> no, quite the contrary. rick, we spend too much money. our economy is not growing because people are fearful. one of your great here rose, bill clinton, said there is about $2 trillion that people are sitting on. why? because they have no confidence in sure ty in the marketplace. we have a democrat senate that hasn't produc
FOX News
Feb 10, 2013 1:00pm PST
. poverty is rising and incomes are dropping and the deficit is unsustainable. what does he say? >> he will talk about the economy. until now he was going to talk about the issues washington, dc, is consumed with but a new poll from pew shows the top things people are concerned about the economy, deficit, jobs, things the president did not talk about at the inaugural. at bottom were immigration, gun control legislation and the very bottom, global warming, the issues the president was going to hammer. we will see. now he is going to go with the economy and fight the sequester. speaking of hypocrisy the bill he proposed and the republicans and democrats in congress both passed, now they all deny they now how we got here. >>gregg: what do you expect, doug, from the president? >> he will say he has a job strategy as pat suggested, because the disconnect between the american people and the elites in washington could not be greater. the president knows his own popularity while greater than the republicans is hanging on a slender reed and he has to make the case he has a strategy to address t
FOX News
Feb 9, 2013 9:00am PST
about two trillion in deficit reduction so far and have another two trillion to go and something that reasonable minds agree on. it will be more fun when you are making new investmentings. >> here's the problem. so many americans believe that congress is so pol oarized right now . so difficult to make head way at this moment. everybody is camped out and take care of their own agendas . how do you get past that right now. & not every democrats support it an agreement and in my view tax were deciped and now why have turn to spend everybody acknowledges we have a spending problem and so to prevent the dire consequences that come with sequestitration and economic and national security wise and domestic programs are cut, too. we have to cut spend nothing a smart way and no reason we can't do that. >> we'll give you the last word. do we have a spending problem and believe that that is at play right now. >> we'll have to reduce spending . andy he upon said we need to have it. it was all spending cuts and the second round increases . and they are advocate that's what the country wants .
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